: Police beat June 5

June 4, 2013


Assault, harassment charges: Marius Trevaugh Chatman, 23, of Washington, and Natalie Rose Polansky, 30, of Canonsburg, were arrested Monday after a fight at the Red Roof Inn at 1399 W. Chestnut St., Canton, state police said. Chatman was charged with simple assault, harassment, criminal mischief and public drunkenness. Polansky was charged with firearms not to be carried without a license and criminal mischief. They were arraigned Monday by District Judge David Mark, and each placed in the Washington County jail on $10,000 bond.


Domestic arrest: Michael Joseph Sweetie Jr., 23, of Sycamore Street, Muse, was charged with simple assault and driving under the influence of alcohol following an incident at 6:04 p.m. Sunday, township police said. Police were called to Swihart Road for an assault in a vehicle and while en route, found Sweetie walking toward Route 980. Sweetie said his girlfriend, Caitlin McIntyre, 22, also of Sycamore Street, Muse, and he argued in the car while returning from a Pirates’ baseball game. Initially, McIntyre was driving and then Sweetie, 23, began to drive, police said. He told police he drank a few beers at the game. McIntyre told police he struck her in the face with a closed fist. She refused transport by emergency personnel. Sweetie failed a field sobriety test. His blood-alcohol content level was 0.12 percent. The state presumes intoxication at 0.08 percent. He was arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson and released on $20,000 unsecured bond and ordered to stay out of the house.


Driver hurt: Ruby Heckert, 86, of Clarksburg, W. Va., was injured when her car went off Henderson Avenue at Mulberry Hill Road, hit a guardrail and traveled 75 feet before coming to a rest against a tree, Chartiers police said. She was taken to Washington Hospital for treatment.

Man charged: Jesse Andrew Czapski, 30, of 410 Pike St., Meadow Lands, faces charges of burglary, theft and receiving stolen property after he allegedly removed the lock from a storage shed owned by Andrew Szafraniec, at 125 Marshall Ave., Meadow Lands, Dec. 16 and stole a Master torpedo heater valued at $300, police said. He was arraigned Saturday by District Judge Curtis Thompson and placed in the Washington County jail on $15,000 bond.


Two arrested: Jason Thomas Seifert, 29, of Munhall, and Cameron W. Halloran, 25, of Pittsburgh, were charged Saturday by Hanover Township police at the First Niagara Pavilion parking lot. Seifert was charged with one count of driving under the influence of crack. Halloran was charged with one count of possessing heroin stamp bags after three stamp bags were found on him, police said. Both were charged two counts each of possession of drug paraphernalia. They were arraigned before District Judge Curtis Thompson and placed in the Washington County jail, with Seifert on $7,500 bond and Halloran on $20,000 bond.


Nets stolen: Nets at the dek hockey rink at the Mt. Pleasant Township Park, 31 McCarrell Road, were stolen between Friday and Saturday, township police said. The hockey area was vandalized with spray paint. Anyone with information on the theft or damage is asked to call township police at 724-356-7917, ext. 107.


Items stolen: Janet Moschetta Bell of East Washington told North Franklin police Wednesday that $10, her Social Security card and Coach makeup bag were stolen from her purse while her vehicle was parked at Washington Cemetery, Park Avenue. Cemetery employees also reported the theft of items from their vehicles, police said.

Boy becomes ill: A 16-year-old Washington boy was taken to Washington Hospital after reportedly becoming ill after consuming alcohol Friday. North Franklin police were called to Washington Crown Center after the boy was found by security. Police said he was very intoxicated. He will be charged with underage drinking.


One injured: A motorcyclist was injured in a crash Sunday on West Patterson Road, North Strabane police said. Thomas Thomasson, 59, of 115 Sugar Run Road, Eighty Four, swerved to avoid a deer. He was not wearing a helmet and sustained moderate injuries. He was flown to UPMC-Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh.


Retail theft: South Strabane police reported that a man in his early to mid-20s stole five purses valued at $1,640 from the Coach store at Tanger Outlets at 9:03 p.m. Monday. A store employee told police the man grabbed the purses from the shelf closest to the door and left.


Identity used: Lisa Owens of Highland Avenue, Union, told Southwest Regional police Monday her identity was used to open a credit card account with a company in Minnesota.


Disorderly charge: Matthew Lucas, 37, of 51 W. Hallam Ave., Washington, was charged by Washington police with disorderly conduct after he allegedly laid in front of a West Penn Power truck after electricity had been cut off at his home Monday morning. He told police he wanted the power restored.

Power tools stolen: Welding leads, power tools and seven tool boxes were stolen in a burglary at Mass Fabrication, 595 Meadow Way, Washington police said. The burglary was reported Monday.

Tools stolen: Donald Rose, 590 Shirls Ave., told Washington police an electric snake, portable drill, angle drill and other tools were stolen from his home. He found some of the items at a Washington pawn shop. Charges are pending.

Paraphernalia charge: Megan Walton, 21, of 1835 N. Main St., Washington, was arrested Monday by Washington police on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after she was found with a used hypodermic needle in the 100 block of North Franklin Street. She was arraigned before District Judge Robert Redlinger and placed in the Washington County Jail on a $5,000 percentage bond.



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